Hiding In Mississippi, A One-Of-A-Kind Piece Of Roadside Americana Is Dangerously Close To Disappearing 

We have so many wonderfully preserved historic sites here in Mississippi. And then, there are others like Margaret’s Grocery, which have been left to slowly decay. Dubbed a one-of-a-kind piece of roadside Americana, the former grocery store holds a lot of history, which makes its unkempt state even more disheartening. Take a look:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For more information on Margaret’s Grocery, including ways you can help save it, call (601) 668-9611. You can also check out the Margaret’s Grocery Facebook page or its Go Fund Me campaign. Additionally, donations can be mailed to: Mississippi Folk Art Foundation P.O. Box 5986 Brandon, MS. 39047-5986. Make checks payable to Mississippi Folk Art Foundation.

So, did you know about Margaret’s Grocery? Did you visit when it was open? Have you ever driven right past it, unaware of its significance? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only roadside wonder. Read another here.

Address: 4535 N Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183, USA